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Elizabeth Murphy (left) was sentenced to 5 years hard labour for stealing an umbrella and Mary Richards was jailed for 5 years for stealing 130 oysters. Harsh justice in Victorian times!

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From the donkey thief to the drunk who wouldn't leave the pub: Criminal records of 67,000 Victorian villains published online for first time

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There is, despite the 150 or so years that have passed since it was captured, something rather modern about this Victorian image, which I think stems from how causally (for the era) the young woman's hair was styled. #Victorian #photograph #antique #vintage #woman


Police mugshots in the 1920s…

1920s mugshots. Second one done is a transgendered woman to man, without surgery obviously.

Though today we'd scarcely bat an eye at the image of a pregnant celebrity, during the Victorian era it was rather uncommon for a women (be she famous or not) to be photographed (as stage actress Lilly Langtry was here) when she was in the "family way".

Thirteen-year-old James Scullion was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labor for stealing clothes. After this he was sent to Market Weighton Reformatory School for three years. From the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Flickr page. According to the page, all the prisoners photographed spent time in Newcastle Gaol between December 1871–December 1873. via vintage everyday

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26 Fascinating Mug Shots Of Criminals In The 1870s

This is the face of a woman who stole a chicken. Mary Patterson was sentenced to six weeks in jail in 1873 for theft of poultry.

John Thomson, Omnibus Coachmen - 1876. A skilled London coach-maker could earn up to 5 guineas (£5, 5 shillings) a week - considerably more than most middle class clerks. This was the top of the working class pyramid.

Records of more than 67,000 Victorian criminals, detailing crimes ranging from petty theft and drunkenness to arson and murder, are published online for the first time today.

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26 Fascinating Mug Shots Of Criminals In The 1870s

Isabella Smith was sentenced to six weeks for stealing poultry. | 26 Fascinating Mug Shots Of Criminals In The1870s